Melissa Grover, Jennifer Arblaster, and Jason Conder of California were part of the project team honored with Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) 2016 Project-of-the-Year Award for Environmental Restoration on November 28, 2016.
Dr. Bart Chadwick from SPAWAR Systems Center led the project team for an ESTCP-funded project that aimed to demonstrate and validate the placement, stability, and performance of reactive amendments for treatment of contaminated sediments in active DOD harbor settings.
The project was described in an article entitled "Demonstration of In Situ Treatment with Reactive Amendments for Contaminated Sediments in Active DoD Harbors."
According to ESTCP's report the team successfully demonstrated in situ remediation of surface sediment contaminated with hydrophobic organic compounds (HOCs) by placing a reactive amendment consisting of powdered activated carbon (PAC) at a site contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) located at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Washington. The PAC was successfully placed on the seafloor of a half-acre target site to sorb PCBs in sediments, thereby reducing bioavailability and limiting bioaccumulation of contaminants into the tissues of benthic invertebrates, and subsequently the food web.
ESTCP is The United States Department of Defense's environmental technology demonstration and validation program. The Program was established in 1995 to promote the transfer of innovative technologies that have successfully established proof of concept to field or production use.
For more information regarding the report, visit: Demonstration of In Situ Treatment with Reactive Amendments for Contaminated Sediments in Active DoD Harbors
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